New Art Instruction Video Released by Mario A. Robinson About Watercolor Portrait Painting

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Liliedahl Art Videos has released an instructional video from Mario A. Robinson titled “Mario A. Robinson: Watercolor Portraits,” which has just been added to distribution through Creative Catalyst Productions. The video includes Mario’s step-by-step process for how to paint portraits in watercolor with a realistic and story-telling style similar to artists like Andrew Wyeth.

When you look at a painting and it reads very pleasing to the eye, and you don’t really know why, it’s because value rarely gets a lot of attention, but it really is a super-important component of painting.

Liliedahl Art Videos has released an instructional video from Mario A. Robinson titled “Mario A. Robinson: Watercolor Portraits,” which has just been added to distribution through Creative Catalyst Productions. The video includes Mario’s step-by-step process for how to paint portraits in watercolor with a realistic and story-telling style similar to artists like Andrew Wyeth.

In this video, award-winning artist Mario A. Robinson shows artists how to paint a watercolor portrait in the American realist style of Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Eakins. Mario’s teaching method is friendly and in-depth. He shows how to mix colors for realistic skin tones and hair, and teaches how to use brushstrokes for large washes of color, for texture, and for capturing details. Artists will be amazed at how easy it is to paint portraits with watercolor.

After starting with a drawing, Mario adds a shadow glaze, and from there builds local color, layer by layer. As students follow along step by step, they’ll see how each layer of color adds another dimension of realism to the painting. And Mario’s exciting dry brush technique to unify the skin tone is something no one should miss. If artists are looking for a simplified approach to using watercolor and enjoying portrait painting, this video should be on their list!

Robinson says, “When you look at a painting and it reads very pleasing to the eye, and you don’t really know why, [it’s] because value rarely gets a lot of attention, but it really is a super-important component of painting.”

Other Lessons Included in This Video:

  • Use a solidly constructed drawing as a basis for a watercolor painting
  • Mix color to create natural-looking skin tones
  • Balance loose and tight painting
  • Use composition, value, color, and brushwork to create paintings that tell a story
  • Create a realistic watercolor portrait from start to finish
  • Use glazing to build up value and form
  • Dry brush to bring out realism
  • Preserve the light

Outline:

  • Drawing & Composition Review
  • Initial Block-in
  • Continue the Block-in: Break Up Shapes
  • Complete the Block-in: Unify Values
  • Add Local Color
  • Develop the Color & Value
  • Push the Darks
  • Dry Brush to Sculpt & Unify

About the Artist
Mario Andres Robinson is a full-time artis, residing in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. He has been painting professionally for 24 years and is proficient in oils, watercolor, and pastel. To view his work, please visit https://MarioARobinson.com, https://www.instagram.com/MarioARobinson, or https://www.facebook.com/MarioARobinson.

About Liliedahl Video Productions
Liliedahl Video productions has been producing art instruction videos for 29 years and was a pioneer in the art instruction business. Founded by artist Johnnie Liliedahl and husband Ralph Liliedahl, Liliedahl Video Productions continues to produce, film, edit, and market art instruction and demonstration videos (Streaming and DVD) for some of the best known, award-winning, most admired and successful artists in the United States.

Attention, Editors: To view a promo for this video, please visit: https://LiliArtVideo.com/Robinson-Press

If you’re a member of the press and would like a link to an editorial review copy of this video for free, please contact Sue Henry at shenry@streamlinepublishing.com

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